Category Archives: Vegetables and Herbs

How To Grow Hyssop Plants

How To Grow Hyssop Plants Grown in containers or as a border plant, Hyssop is extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Maturity: 75-85 days from seed Height: 12 to 24 inches Spacing: 12 to 24 inches apart, 2 to 4 feet between rows Home herb gardeners are growing…
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Growing Garlic Indoors

Growing Garlic Indoors Growing garlic indoors is not difficult and you’ll be able to get the supply of fresh green stalks, flowers, and even the garlic bulbs. Learn more! If you have ever wondered about how to grow garlic indoors then the good news is that it is going to be considerably easier than you…
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How to grow herbs indoors this winter

How to grow herbs indoors this winter The abundant growing season may be over, but you can still exercise your green thumb and save on your grocery bill with an indoor herb garden. Watching your garden-fresh herb supply go from healthy bunches to picked-over, withering stalks can be one of the most depressing parts of…
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Growing Cilantro

Growing Cilantro Cilantro needs its own space in the garden where you can harvest it and then let it go to seed. It grows fast in the cool weather of spring and fall, creating a rosette of lacy leaves. When the weather gets warm, the plant sends up a long, lanky flower stalk bearing flat…
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14 Vegetables You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Think you don't like to eat your vegetables? Maybe you're just bored with the options. The truth is, the world is full of edible, healthy and flavorful roots, stems and leaves, the vast majority of which you've probably never tasted. In the spirit of culinary adventure, we hope this list will prompt you to titillate…
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How To Regrow Celery Indoors

How To Regrow Celery Indoors We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. I swear, we must have been living under a rock all these years or just not be that resourceful when it comes to food, but we're…
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5 Herbs that Thrive Inside

5 Herbs that Thrive Inside Even if you don’t have outdoor gardening space, there are plenty of herbs that you can grow indoors successfully on a sunny windowsill. If you do grow herbs in your garden, fall is a great time to think about starting an indoor windowsill herb garden to grow herbs indoors so…
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Garlic Varieties – What Type to Plant and How

It's hard to believe there was a time when garlic wasn't a staple in the kitchen. Today there are over 600 cultivated sub-varieties of garlic throughout the world. How many have you tried? All garlic belongs to the genus Allium and the species sativum. The species is further divided into softnecks, var. sativum and hardneck,…
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Cool Season – Herbs Growing Tips

Cool Season - Herbs Growing Tips Herbs well suited for growing in cool weather are cilantro, chervil, chives, dill, and parsley. Unlike warm-weather summer-grown herbs, cool-weather herbs can be sown directly in the garden a month or more before the last frost in spring for late spring harvest and again in late summer for fall…
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Gardening Guide to Fresh Herbs Year-Round

If you’re longing for fresh herbs during cold, wet winter days—take heart. With a little preparation, plant know-how and winter protection, it’s possible to have herbs in every season. Select a few (or many) of the plants discussed in this article and follow the accompanying tips to grow a selection of culinary delights throughout the year.…
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How to Start Your Tomato Container Garden

Tomato container gardens are an alternative to a traditional tomato garden. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, well in this case fruits, of people around the world. They can be used in so many ways, in a salad or to make a sauce for pasta and a myriad of other ways in your…
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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Fall

Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Fall Summer is traditionally thought of as peak vegetable gardening season, but fall has some qualities that make it extremely favorable for crops that prefer cooler temperatures or wetter conditions. The weather is milder Many insect pests are getting ready to hide out for winter The breeze keeps flying insects…
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Gardening Guide – How to Grow Kale and Collards

As winter crops, kale and collards can't be beat. These two members of the cole family are the least problematic and hardiest plants in the wide and varied Brassica tribe. Their major value to gardeners is providing delicious, highly nutritious greens when the weather is far too cold for other vegetables. You can harvest the…
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Fall Vegetable Garden – Vegetables to Grow During Fall

It's time to start thinking about a fall vegetable garden. As temperatures begin to wind down, you can begin to plant the types of vegetables that grow well in the cooler weather of autumn. We present several in the list that follow. Some of these vegetables continue growing even after the first frost, so be prepared to…
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10 Ways to Grow a Shade Garden

10 Ways to Grow a Shade Garden With the right plants and a few tricks, you can grow a productive food garden in a shady space. Many types of greens, including lettuce, spinach, kale and arugula, can grow in low light. If you aren’t blessed with a prime gardening spot that receives full sun (eight to…
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Grow Sweet Tender Pea Shoots in Just Two Weeks

Grow Sweet Tender Pea Shoots in Just Two Weeks If you didn’t get around to planting a garden last spring, you might be feeling a little jealous of your neighbor right about now. She’s harvesting baskets full of red tomatoes, fresh zucchinis and lively little green beans. And you’ve got… some weeds? Bummer! Before you…
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